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    Need advice before it gets worse

    I have a koi that I took in and shortly after I realised it had a red lump/sore in front of its dorsal fin. Itís getting worse. Unable to find a matching image online to help identify.



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    Hi, sorry to hear about your issue.

    It may help if you are able to post a photo of the koi. Is it a lump/growth or a sore/ulcer


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    Never had issues before this koi was Introduced. I will be purchasing a microscope incase this is secondary to a parasite.


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    Iíve also seen some of my original koi flash.


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    Sedate the koi, clean the wound and dry it, apply an antiseptic such as tamodine and, then apply wound sealer and blow on it to dry before putting koi back into fresh water to come round.

    Do that once a week until it's healed.

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    If koi flashing test all water parameters.
    Pond and tap. Kh as well. Chlorine. And put them up on here. That's the first steps to take.
    When you acquire a microscope that's the next step. To take. As RS has said topically
    Treat the fish. And scrape that fish and 3 or 4 more.

    If unsure put your location up and maybe someone can help who lives near you.

    Don t add any chemicals to pond untill you find out what is the cause of flashing and
    Illness. So you don t treat for the wrong thing.
    Also don t add salt to pond as some treatments cannot be added with salt.
    And it is hard to dilute iut of the pond.
    Hope this helps
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    Thank you for both of your advice. Any recommendations for microscopes?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Grayd81 View Post
    Thank you for both of your advice. Any recommendations for microscopes?


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    The Brunell one that I was given, seems to be a great bit of kit.

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    I use the apex practitioner scope and found it very good. Recommend vetting a mini gab camera so you can view on laptop.


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    Quote Originally Posted by RS2OOO View Post
    Sedate the koi, clean the wound and dry it, apply an antiseptic such as tamodine and, then apply wound sealer and blow on it to dry before putting koi back into fresh water to come round.

    Do that once a week until it's healed.

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    Good advise RS Need advice before it gets worse


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    Also a newbie here and bought the Apex practitioner recently with the minigrab so I can view on a laptop. Great microscope and reasonable price for what it is.

    Hope your fish gets better.

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    Thanks for all the input. Everyone seems to be saying the same thing so Iíll run with the advice given.


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